Elamite


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E·la·mite

 (ē′lə-mīt′)
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Elam.
2. The language of the ancient Elamites, of no known linguistic affiliation.

Elamite

(ˈiːləˌmaɪt)
n
1. (Historical Terms) an inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Elam
2. (Languages) Also called: Elamitic or Susian the extinct language of this people, of no known relationship, recorded in cuneiform inscriptions dating from the 25th to the 4th centuries bc
3. (Historical Terms) Also called: Elamitic or Susian the extinct language of this people, of no known relationship, recorded in cuneiform inscriptions dating from the 25th to the 4th centuries bc
adj
(Historical Terms) of or relating to Elam, its people, or their language

E•lam•ite

(ˈi ləˌmaɪt)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of ancient Elam.
2. the extinct languageof the Elamites, known principally from texts written in a cuneiform syllabary between the 13th and 5th centuries b.c.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Elam, its people, or their language.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Elamite - a member of an ancient warlike people living in Elam east of Babylonia as early as 3000 BCElamite - a member of an ancient warlike people living in Elam east of Babylonia as early as 3000 BC
Caucasian, White, White person - a member of the Caucasoid race
2.Elamite - an extinct ancient language of unknown affinitiesElamite - an extinct ancient language of unknown affinities; spoken by the Elamites
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
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Iran refused to pay, prompting the plaintiffs to target precious artefacts, including the Persepolis Collection, thousands of ancient tablets and fragments, many inscribed with Elamite writing, on loan since 1937 and held at the Oriental Institute.
An example pointed out by Hillers is the similarity between the Lamentation over the Destruction of Sumer and Ur (399-401) 'Ur--inside it there is death, outside it there is death, inside it we are being finished off by famine, outside it we are being finished off by Elamite weapons,' and Lamentations 1:20, Outside the sword killed my children; inside, it was famine.
Even during the Elamite period, though there was no matriarchal system, the people used their mother or mothers' names instead of their fathers' names for introducing themselves (20).
The killings may have been the result of a clash for control of the state after the death of the ruler of the Elamite Empire.
This structure is made of 24 slabs of stones, according to the 'Orartoie' and Elamite principles such as the ziggurat of Choqazanbil.
From the border with Turkey to that of Turkmenistan, from the Caspian basin down to the Persian Gulf, his journeys took him from the mythological first kings of Iran, to the Elamite kingdom, the eras of Cyrus and Darius, the glory of the Sasanians, the shock of the Islamic Arab conquests and the later Mongols, Safavids and on to Khomeini, Ahmadinejad and beyond.
While the digressions on culinary specialities are worthy of Catalan crime writer Manuel V [aacute] zquez Montalb [aacute] n, those on Hippocrates and the Elamite Empire will delight readers who like their fictional rapids alternated with pools of Zen contemplation.
Research on these inscriptions led in time to the discovery of three distinct varieties of cuneiform script: Persian (consisting of 42 signs), Elamite and, the most complex, Akkadian.
Evidence of an active Middle Elamite local glass industry of the later fourteenth and thirteenth centuries BC has been unearthed by archaeologists in Khuzistan, Iran
with a riverine light-infantry force of just one brigade (5,000 men), even though faced with hostile Gutian, Elamite and Hurrian hill tribes to the East and marauding Amorite desert tribes to the West.
Elamite and Achaemenid settlement on the Deh Luran Plain; towns and villages of the early empires in southwestern Iran.
The composition of a group of neo-Assyrian architectural palace reliefs depicting the Elamite campaign of King Ashurbanipal [seventh century BC] focuses on the decapitation of the Elamite King Teumman and his severed head, repeated again and again.